Quit India Movement

political and social movement in British India during World War II

The Quit India Movement was a movement started by Mahatma Gandhi on 8 August 1942 during the World War II. Asking for an end to British rule in India. The movement was started in a speech in Bombay (now Mumbai) where Mahatma Gandhi asked Indians to Do or Die. The Congress launched a protest asking the British to withdraw from India. However, the British imprisoned most of the Congress leadership within a day of the speech to suppress the movement. All of the British refused to grant independence until the war ended. We have relived to be confident and versions for the quit Indian movement. People destroyed symbols of British authority such as rail tracks, post office, and police station. Leaders of the Quit India movement are Sucheta Kriplani, Ram Manohar Lohia, Aruna Asaf Ali, and Jaiprakash Narayan.[1]

Quit India MovementEdit

The failure of the crips mission & effects of World War II created widespread discontentment in India. This led Gandhiji to launch a movement calling for complete withdrawal of the British from India.

ResolutionEdit

The Congress Working Committee, in its meeting in Wardha on 14 July 1942, passed the historic Quit India resolution demanding the immediate transfer of power to indians & quit India. On 8 August 1942 in Bombay, the All India Congress Committee called for a non-violent mass struggle on the widest possible scale throughout the mat Gandh delivered the famous Do or Die' speech: The call for Quit India a most to a standstill in large parts of the country as people voluntarily threw themselves into People observed hearts and demonstrations and processions were accompanied by The movement was truly a mass movement which brought into its ambit thousands of idents, workers and peasants. It also saw the active participation of leaders, namely onps Aruna Asal Al and Ram Manohar Lohia and many women such as Matangini Hazera in Bengal Kanta Berry in Assam and Rama Devi in Odisha. The British responded with much force, yet it took more than a ps the movement

ReferencesEdit

  1. Herman, Arthur (2008). Gandhi & Churchill : the epic rivalry that destroyed an empire and forged our age. United Kingdom: Random House Publishing Group. pp. 494–499. ISBN 9780553804638.